ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Feyenoord has hired Dick Advocaat as coach to succeed Jaap Stam, who resigned Monday after less than half a season in charge of the struggling Rotterdam...
ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — A young Dutch inventor is widening his effort to clean up floating plastic from the Pacific Ocean by moving into rivers, too, using a new floating device to catch...
ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch inventor Boyan Slat is widening his effort to clean up floating plastic from the Pacific Ocean by moving into rivers, too, using a new floating device to catch...
ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Northern Ireland defender Paddy McNair snapped at the heels of Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong for 93 minutes. It still wasn't quite enough.
Six first-half goals set Belgium on its way to a record-tying victory and a place in next year's European Championship.
Three late goals revived the Netherlands' chances of being at the...
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch port city of Rotterdam has been selected to host next year's Eurovision Song Contest.
The European Broadcasting Union announced Friday that Rotterdam...
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch emergency services say an ebola scare that led them to seal off part of a hospital in the port city of Rotterdam has turned out to be a false alarm.
ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Peter van Wingerden's dairy farm smells just like any other farm — the rich aroma of cow manure and grass hangs in the air around the unusual stable housing the...
ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch police who issued an amber alert for a missing 12-year-old girl found her Friday in a hotel with a 49-year-old American, who was arrested.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch police say they have made Europe's biggest ever seizure of methamphetamine after discovering 2.5 tons of the drug stashed behind a wall in a building in the...
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The European Union's police agency says authorities in the Netherlands and Britain have arrested six people suspected of involvement in a cryptocurrency theft worth...
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch court has fined oil giant Shell 2.5 million euros ($2.8 million) for breaching Dutch labor and environmental laws in a case linked to two explosions and a gas...
ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Former Manchester United defender Jaap Stam will take over as coach of Dutch club Feyenoord in June.
The Rotterdam club says Stam will succeed Giovanni van...
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch customs officials who discovered thousands of bottles of vodka suspected of being smuggled to North Korea say the illicit cargo will likely be sold at auction...
ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Three-time major champion Stan Wawrinka's rebuilt knee couldn't quite carry him to the title in Rotterdam on Sunday.
Wawrinka lost his first final since his comeback a year ago from left knee surgeries, succumbing 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 to Gael Monfils of France at the ABN AMRO World Tournament.
ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Three-time major champion Stan Wawrinka reached his first final on Saturday since his comeback a year ago from left knee surgeries.
The unseeded Wawrinka beat top-seeded Kei Nishikori 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 in the ABN AMRO World Tournament semifinals to face Gael Monfils for the title on Sunday.
The final is Wawrinka's first since the 2017 French Open, where he last met Monfils in the fourth round.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch police say that a man has been taken to the hospital after reportedly setting himself on fire in the Turkish consulate in the port city of Rotterdam.
Police spokesman Gijs van Nimwegen says officers were called to the consulate around 9 a.m. (0800 GMT) Monday to deal with reports of a self-immolation.
Van Nimwegen declined to confirm that the man set himself ablaze, saying that police do not give out details about cases of attempted suicide.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch police have arrested a 24-year-old man in the port city of Rotterdam on suspicion of involvement in a "terrorist crime."
Prosecutors said the man was detained Monday and will be questioned in the coming days. They said officers searched his home and seized data storage devices, but didn't find weapons or explosives.
BERLIN (AP) — Dutch and German police on Saturday arrested five people suspected of preparing a terrorist act in the Netherlands.
Dutch police said in a statement that four suspects were detained in Rotterdam and officers searched multiple locations.
The statement said the investigation would continue to determine the nature and scale of the alleged threat. It provided no details.
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Dutch authorities have announced an investigation into police and probation officers' handling of a man suspected of fatally shooting his 16-year-old ex-girlfriend in her school's bicycle shed.
The Inspectorate for Justice and Security announced Friday that its probe will run independently of the criminal investigation into the shooting Tuesday of Humeyra Ergincanli at her school in Rotterdam.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A 16-year-old girl was shot dead in front of fellow students in her high school's bicycle shed Tuesday, Dutch police said.
A 31-year-old suspect, police said in a statement, was arrested shortly after the shooting at the school, which was identified by local media as Rotterdam Design College.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An American psychology student who was fatally stabbed in her Netherlands apartment had texted a friend in the U.S. six days before her death, saying her roommate threatened to kill three people.
Sarah Papenheim, 21, told her friend she was going to have to go to police. The friend, who shared the text messages with The Associated Press on Friday, isn't sure if she ever did.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on an American student who was stabbed in the Dutch port city of Rotterdam (all times local):
An American psychology student who was fatally stabbed in her apartment in the Netherlands had texted a friend last week, saying her roommate threatened to kill three people.
ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — When the Netherlands beat Germany 3-0 last month the score flattered the Dutch. Ronald Koeman's resurgent young team beat France 2-0 on Friday and this time the margin of victory flattered the French.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Anglo-Dutch consumer goods multinational Unilever, whose brands include Knorr and Dove, on Friday scrapped a plan to consolidate its headquarters in the Netherlands following opposition from British shareholders.
The company, which has head offices in both Rotterdam and London, said in a statement that the plan to make Rotterdam its sole headquarters "has not received support from a significant group of shareholders."
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dozens of cruise ship passengers who fell ill during their voyage were temporarily held on board Thursday after the liner moored in the Dutch port city of Rotterdam.
The sickened passengers were on board the AIDAperla. The ship's German operator Aida Cruises said in a statement that crew increased hygiene measures after "gastro intestinal infections occurred among passengers."
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ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Four people who say Tibetan Buddhist teachers abused them physically or psychologically presented the Dalai Lama with written accounts from 12 alleged victims and appealed to him Friday in the Netherlands to address the problem.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch police shot and wounded a Syrian man Wednesday who attacked officers trying to arrest him after alarmed neighbors reported that he was standing on an apartment balcony waving an ax and shouting "Allahu akbar."
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The right-wing populist party of anti-Islam firebrand Geert Wilders has gained footholds for the first time in dozens of municipalities across the Netherlands, but has struggled in some key cities, according to results broadcast Thursday.
Local elections held Wednesday in 335 Dutch municipalities are a barometer of support for national parties but are complicated by the popularity of small parties focused on local issues.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Unilever, the Anglo-Dutch consumer goods multinational whose vast stable of brands includes Dove, Knorr and Ben & Jerry's, has opted to have its sole headquarters in the Netherlands rather than Britain, ending a dual structure that goes back nearly 90 years.
The company said Thursday that the decision to pick Rotterdam over London is part of a raft of structural changes that will turn it into "a simpler, more agile and more focused business."
LONDON (AP) — Consumer goods maker Unilever's decision to consolidate its dual headquarters in the Dutch port city of Rotterdam, and not in London, comes at a sensitive time for the British capital.
ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Roger Federer came to the ABN AMRO World Tournament aiming to secure a return to the top of the world rankings. He achieved that goal Friday. On Sunday, he put an exclamation point on a remarkable week by winning the tournament for good measure.
Federer overpowered an ailing Grigor Dimitrov 6-2, 6-2 in less than an hour to win his 97th career title.
ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — A day after ensuring his return to the top of the tennis rankings, Roger Federer sealed a place in the final of the ABN AMRO World Tournament by beating Andreas Seppi 6-3, 7-6 (3) on Saturday.
In Sunday's final, the 36-year-old Federer will win his 97th career title if he beats Grigor Dimitrov, dubbed "Baby Fed" early in his career for his style similarities with the Swiss great.
ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Roger Federer added another highlight to his age-defying career resurgence by returning to the top of the world rankings on Friday after more than five years and becoming the oldest No. 1 at 36.
"What an amazing run it's been and a journey it's been for me ... to clinch world No. 1," said Federer, who won three of the last five Grand Slams to put him on track to the top.
ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Roger Federer is within touching distance of becoming the oldest male to reach the top of the world rankings after marching into the quarterfinals of the ABN AMRO tournament.
The 20-time Grand Slam champion went through after making it 13 wins in as many matches against Philipp Kohlschreiber with a 7-6 (10-8), 7-5 triumph against his German opponent on Thursday.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Ruud Lubbers, who as the Netherlands' longest serving prime minister led his country through economic turmoil to prosperity and helped shape the foundations of the European Union, died Wednesday. He was 78.
The Dutch government announced that Lubbers died in Rotterdam surrounded by his wife and children. No cause of death was given.
ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Stan Wawrinka hit 41 unforced errors Tuesday as he crashed out of the first round of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament, losing 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 to 259th-ranked Tallon Griekspoor.
It was the first win in an ATP tournament for the 21-year-old Dutchman, who dominated the second and third sets against a lackluster Wawrinka.
"Unbelievable, I have no words for it, beating such a great champion," Griekspoor said.
ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Robin van Persie is returning to struggling Dutch league champion Feyenoord, 14 years after leaving the Rotterdam club for a successful career overseas.
The 34-year-old Van Persie arrived on a free transfer from Turkish club Fenerbahce, signing an 18-month contract with the club where he played for the youth team and started his professional career.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch woman who traveled to Syria and Iraq to support her family while her husband fought with the Islamic State group was convicted Monday of supporting terrorist acts and sentenced to two years' imprisonment.
ROTTERDAM, N.Y. (AP) — Fire officials in New York are investigating a fire that damaged an upstate gun shop.
Authorities responded to the Rotterdam blaze around 11 p.m. Saturday. Officials say the blaze started on the second or third floor of the Taylor & Vadney gun store.
Crews contained the fire in about 45 minutes. No injuries were reported.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch business forum has canceled a headline appearance by actor Kevin Spacey over allegations of sexual abuse.
BusinessBoost Live said in a statement Friday that "it is not desirable" to let Spacey speak at their conference Nov. 29 in Rotterdam. The networking forum, aimed at CEOs and entrepreneurs, said it terminated cooperation with the actor in consultation with Spacey's management.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch court has sentenced a 31-year-old man to four years' imprisonment for plotting a terror attack after police found an automatic rifle, bomb-making instructions, ammunition and fireworks at his home.
According to a statement issued Thursday by Rotterdam District Court, the man was making preparations for an attack, but had not settled on a specific target at the time of his arrest late last year.
ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Mario Mola of Spain and Flora Duffy of Bermuda won their second straight triathlon world championships when they reached the podium in the world series grand final on Saturday.
Mola was third in the men's race, and Duffy won the women's, her sixth win out of nine races in the series this year.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch judge on Wednesday extended by two weeks the detention of a suspect arrested last week for alleged involvement in a threat that forced the cancellation of a concert in Rotterdam by an American rock group.
Prosecutors said in a statement that the man is suspected of "involvement in terrorist crimes." They said investigations are continuing.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A man suspected of involvement in a threat that triggered the cancellation of a concert by American rock band Allah-Las will remain in custody until next week, after an investigating judge ruled on Friday that his arrest was lawful.
ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into the threat in the Dutch city Rotterdam (all times local):
The band Allah-Las says it hopes to reschedule its performance in Rotterdam, Netherlands after the original concert was cancelled due to a terror threat.
The Los Angeles-based band released a statement Thursday saying it is looking for a new date and that organizers will ensure all ticket buyers receive a refund.
ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Alerted by a detailed tip from Spanish colleagues, Dutch police arrested a man Thursday and questioned him on suspicion of preparing an attack on a concert in Rotterdam by an American rock band.
But the Dutch justice minister suggested later in the day that the suspect may only have sent a threatening message.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Police in the Dutch port city of Rotterdam detained the driver of a van with Spanish license plates and a number of gas tanks inside after a concert by an American rock band was cancelled Wednesday night following a threat, the city's mayor said.
A Spanish counterterrorism official said the van is not connected to the attacks that killed 15 people in Spain last week.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest on the cancellation of a concert by American rock band Allah-Las in the Netherlands (all times local):
A Spanish counterterrorism official says a van with a Spain license plate that was detained in the Rotterdam is not connected to the attacks that killed 15 people in Spain last week.